Acoustic tracking of sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska using a two-element vertical array and tags.

@article{Mathias2013AcousticTO,
  title={Acoustic tracking of sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska using a two-element vertical array and tags.},
  author={Delphine Mathias and Aaron M. Thode and Jan Straley and Russel D. Andrews},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={2446-61}
}
Between 15 and 17 August 2010, a simple two-element vertical array was deployed off the continental slope of Southeast Alaska in 1200 m water depth. The array was attached to a vertical buoy line used to mark each end of a longline fishing set, at 300 m depth, close to the sound-speed minimum of the deep-water profile. The buoy line also served as a depredation decoy, attracting seven sperm whales to the area. One animal was tagged with both a LIMPET dive depth-transmitting satellite and… CONTINUE READING